Sun enters Aquarius 10:28 AM EST
Mercury square Uranus
Sooner or later, the days lengthen and the nights shorten; no matter what the weather is doing; no matter what anyone is doing down here. You can count on the quickening of the year. And if you live Down Under it’s the opposite. But that’s another story. This quickening actually gives us hope as much as it is also an image of hope. It inclines us to wish, to sense the possible. We can almost taste what could be, even if it’s only a thought in our mind. Such are the roots of Aquarius.
Think fast if you can but even if you do, it won’t be what you expected. Anything can happen and it just might.
Mercury conjunct Pluto
Whatever that surprise was, now it’s time to try and figure out what to do with it. It’s not so easy to put Jack back in the box. Given that Mercury is retrograde you can count on the fact that this is not the end of the issue(s). Whatever it is may take till the 31st to be done. And most likely it will be easier to figure out after Mercury goes direct.
Full Moon: 03 degrees Leo 08:46 PM EST
Venus enters Capricorn
Make art; make love; make friends. Participate in your social world. How much is image? How much is about real heart-felt love? If you need a mask, make one. Creative pursuits are all good.
If you love it or her or him chances are you want that love to last. Sustainability is not just a buzz word when it come to Venus in Capricorn.
Mercury stationery direct
Since January 5th we’ve been wondering about how or maybe what to build. The time for bricks, boards, hammers, nails; even knitting needles or soldering irons is at hand. Get down to it. Make something.
January 30th & 31st
Mercury conjunct Pluto
Venus sextile Neptune
Mercury square Uranus
Whatever kind of Jack jumped out at you 20th – 22nd today and tomorrow bring the crises or surprise to a head. Think outside the box without breaking it apart. And while we’re at it – it would be awesome to love the stuff of this planet. Not the junk but the real stuff: the colors and shapes; the sounds and smells. The Earth has a soul. She loves being loved. And we love loving her because she brings us so much pleasure when we slow down enough to remember we are actually here on this earth, in this galaxy. Outside the box is still inside the mind of Creation.
Mars sextile Pluto
Sun sextile Saturn
Everywhere you look there are possibilities to act with integrity (or not); to consider ways to benefit the greatest number of individuals (or not). We don’t generally get to choose our circumstances but we do get to choose how we might deal with them.
Venus conjunct Pluto
Desire, naked, shameless, only wanting what she wants: Can you bear to witness such a thing? Can you afford to look away? Obsession goes both ways. It can be a terrible thing and yet, nothing great is accomplished by those who are never driven to make it happen.
Sun sextile Uranus
Mercury trine Jupiter
Venus square Uranus
For the builders, a great day. For the architects a time to draw the blueprint; knowing you’ll have to start over a few times before you get it right. To build is human, to imagine is divine.
Sun square Mars
Venus sextile Mars
Always edgy when Mars is in the news; even the astrological news. Mostly because one person’s warrior is another person’s terrorist. We used to say, “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” We used to say, “Make love, not war.” What other tasks besides war (there are many) can we give to our natural human instinct for aggression? Is there such a thing as moral evolution?
New Moon: 19 degrees Aquarius: 09:39 AM EST
What ideal would be reasonable for you to commit yourself to? There is lots of fertile ground waiting to catch such a seed, should it fall to earth. Don’t leave feelings out of the equation. Building a bridge between feeling and thinking makes our New Moon intentions solid.
Venus trine Jupiter
The solutions to many problems are more easily found when you hold the problem in your hands, turn it over, feel it’s weight, sit with it and see what happens. The earth element (Venus in Capricorn, Jupiter in Virgo) seems dense when you think about it and pliable when you touch it. This can even be useful when dealing with astrologically earthy people.
Mercury enters Aquarius
Mars sextile Jupiter
It’s time to think about thinking; to consider what we have learned and where we need to learn more. To look for models that could inspire real, workable build-ings or maybe ‘built things’.
The opportunity to fix things is everywhere. It requires that we fiddle with the dials till we get the darn thing working. This is not a day to throw anything at the wall.
If you have romantic love on your mind; flowers, chocolate, that kind of thing, don’t just offer a token or symbolic gift. It’s a fact of earthly existence that quality begets quality. Which doesn’t necessarily equate with expense as much as genuine participation.
Venus enters Aquarius
If there was only one word for love; only one meaning, Aquarius would call it friendship. Some say that friendship is the highest kind of love because it is the most free. Aquarius is the sign that holds the Great Love Holiday (Valentine’s Day) in its heart. Loving kindness is often something that comes to us from a friend, even an acquaintance.